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Outpost Estates residence laden with LA art, architecture history asking $2.5M

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Formerly the home/gallery of art collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg and noted art dealer Earl Stendahl

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You might want to have a broom and dustpan handy, because this listing has a lot of names to drop. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Momument #994, the Outpost Estates home was designed by William Lee Woollett, architect of the Rialto and Million Dollar Theaters, in 1921.

From 1927 to 1954, the Mediterranean-style residence was owned by Walter and Louise Arensberg, major collectors and patrons of modern art. According to the property’s historic-cultural monument application, the Arensbergs used their home “as both a gallery for their massive collection and a salon where many of the great modern artists and writers would gather and exchange ideas.” Notable attendees of these salons include Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Beatrice Wood, Edward Weston, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

Along with modern art, the Arensbergs also supported modern architecture, commissioning various additions to their home over the years from Henry Palmer Sabin, Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, John Lautner, and Henry Eggers.

After the Arensbergs died, their friend and neighbor, art dealer Earl Stendahl purchased the property and turned it into an extension of his Wilshire Boulevard gallery. Though Stendahl died in 1966, his family kept his namesake galleries operating until very recently.

Per the Stendahl Galleries website, its current owners are relocating to Mendocino County; thus, the Arensberg-Stendahl home-gallery is now available for the first time in over six decades.

Per the listing, the 5,612-square-foot residence features five bedrooms, five baths, high ceilings, three fireplaces, French doors and windows, balconies, built-ins, and lush landscaping.

On a .34-acre lot, the Mills Act property is listed with an asking price of $2.5 million. Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.